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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 97-1041



Review of Emergency Medical Services Regulations; Meeting Notice

[27 Pa.B. 3102]

   Under the Governor's Executive Order 1996-1, the Department of Health (Department) is soliciting early public input into the rulemaking process associated with the Department's review of its regulations at 28 Pa. Code Part VII (relating to emergency medical services) (28 Pa. Code §§ 1001.1--1013.7).

   The Department has already prepared a preliminary draft of revisions, forwarded them to the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (Council), and sought the Council's advice and recommendations. The Department has received comments from the Council and other persons to whom the draft was distributed through the Council. However, the Department is committed to considering the ideas and comments of all persons interested in the revision of these regulations.

   The draft revisions that were forwarded to the Council may be secured either from the Council or one of the 16 regional emergency medical services (EMS) councils the Department has designated throughout the Commonwealth. The names, addresses and telephone numbers of the Council and the 16 regional EMS councils are as follows:

   Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council
Maple Building, Suite 210
5012 Lenker Street
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
(717) 730-9000 or (800) 243-2367

Regional Council Counties
Bradford-Susquehanna Emergency Medical Services Council
The Mansfield University Center
200 South Wilbur Avenue
Sayre, PA 18840-1698
(717) 882-4604
Bradford, Susquehanna
Bucks County Emergency Health Services Council
50 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
(215) 348-6100
Chester County Emergency Medical Services Council
Department of Emergency Services
Chester County Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road, Suite 12
West Chester, PA 19382-4558
(610) 344-5000
Delaware County Emergency Health Services Council, Inc.
201 W. Front Street
Government Center Building, Room 117
Media, PA 19063
(610) 891-5310
Eastern Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc.
1405 North Cedar Crest Boulevard, Suite 208
Allentown, PA 18104
(610) 820-9212
Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill
Emergency Health Services Federation, Inc.
722 Limekiln Road
Cumberland, PA 17070
(717) 774-7911
Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry, York
Emergency Medical Service Institute
4240 Greensburg Pike
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
(412) 351-6604
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, Westmoreland
EMMCO East, Inc.
1411 Million Dollar Highway
Kersey, PA 15846
(814) 834-9212
Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean, Potter
EMMCO West, Inc.
16271 Conneaut Lake Road
Suite 101
Meadville, PA 16335-3814
(814) 337-5380
Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, Warren
Emergency Medical Services of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Inc.
1153 Oak Street
Pittston, PA 18640
(717) 655-6818
Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Wayne, Wyoming
Lycoming County Emergency Medical Services Council
2130 County Farm Road
Montoursville, PA 17754-9621
(800) 433-9063
Lycoming, Sullivan, Tioga
Montgomery County Emergency Medical Services
Office of Emergency Medical Services
50 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA 19403
(610) 631-6520
Philadelphia Emergency Medical Services Council
Philadelphia Fire Department
240 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123-2991
(215) 686-1313
Seven Mountains Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc.
Willowbank Building, Homes Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
(814) 355-1474
Centre, Clinton, Juniata, Mifflin
Southern Alleghenies Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc.
Olde Farm Office Centre--Carriage House
Duncansville, PA 16635
(814) 696-3200
Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, Somerset
Susquehanna Emergency Health Services Council, Inc.
249 Market Street
Sunbury, PA 17801-3401
(717) 988-3443
Columbia, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Union

   The Department asks that all written comments pertaining to the current regulations and the draft revisions be submitted to Kum S. Ham, Ph.D., Director, Division of Emergency Medical Services Systems, Room 1033 Health and Welfare Building, P. O. Box 90, Harrisburg, PA 17108, by the close of business on August 4, 1997. The Department will begin the next stage of its review on that date.

   On August 4, 1997, the Department will also be conducting a public meeting on the regulations in Room 812 of the Health and Welfare Building, Commonwealth Avenue and Forster Street, Harrisburg, PA, commencing at 10 a.m. Any person who wishes to present testimony at this meeting should contact Ruth W. Seneca, at the same address as Dr. Ham's, by July 11, 1997. Ruth Seneca's telephone number is (717) 787-8741. If the number of people who timely contact Ruth Seneca to register to speak is large enough to warrant relocation of the meeting to a larger room, notice of a changed site for the meeting will be published in the July 26, 1997 edition of the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

   For additional information, for persons with a disability who require an auxiliary aide service or other accommodation to attend the meeting or review the draft revisions to the regulations, contact Ruth Seneca.

   The scheduled meeting is subject to cancellation without notice.

   TDD: (717) 783-6514 or Network/TDD: (8) (717) 433-6514.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 97-1041. Filed for public inspection June 27, 1997, 9:00 a.m.]

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